This programme is specifically designed to train the next generation of quantitative scientists and engineers to work in this exciting new field. With backgrounds ranging from mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and engineering, graduates of this programme will learn advanced analytical techniques and gain practical experience in applying these techniques to genomics data. The genomics sciences have revolutionised our ability to explore at the molecular level every living organism on the planet. Using innovative and powerful algorithms, genomics scientists continue to identify and analyse the signals encoded in DNA sequences in areas as diverse as agriscience, evolutionary biology and precision medicine.
This course will focus on the use and development of algorithms and computational techniques to analyze and understand genomic data. Rapid advances in the technologies used to sequence DNA and RNA have led to an increase in the breadth of application of these sequencing-based genomics technologies, from fundamental scientific discovery in the life sciences to clinical applications in precision medicine. This requires a new generation of highly trained scientists who possess not only an understanding of the underlying biological principles and scientific technologies, but also the quantitative and computational skills necessary to analyze the large data sets generated using these cutting-edge genomics techniques.
In this course, students will develop an advanced knowledge of exercise physiology including a full understanding of physiological processes and changes that occur during different types of exercise. Students will understand how these changes are beneficial to general health and fitness. Students will have a clear understanding of exercise testing and prescription in health and in certain chronic disease settings. Topics featured in the lecture series include nerve-muscle physiology, cardiorespiratory physiology, kinesiology, integrated physiological responses to exercise and methods of evaluation, metabolism and nutrition in exercise, scientific principles of exercise prescription, methods of physiological assessment during exercise in healthy and clinical populations. Students will gain hands on experience in conducting exercise tests and physiological assessment of fitness. Semester 1–2 will be taught through lectures.
The two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist while the one-year MA provides a masters-level education in art appropriate for a diverse range of applications.
MFA students will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological/environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale.
he BA (Cumarsáid & Gaeilge) is a creative and lively four-year degree in media and Irish which is taught entirely through Irish. It covers the latest thinking and research in the fast-changing world of digital media, and provides a balanced mix of academic study and practical, hands-on learning in journalism, television and radio production, broadcasting and multimedia, together with a thorough grounding in Irish language and literature and a focus on Gaeltacht heritage and culture.
The BA degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies is an exciting 4 year denominated programme developed for students with a keen interest in all aspects of drama and performance.
This world-class programme provides a unique opportunity to study drama, theatre and performance from a practical, theoretical and historical perspective. You will explore all aspects of performance from theatre to film, story telling and new media. Teaching on the programme will take a variety of forms, from lectures and seminars to practical workshops, performances and internships.
One of the most innovative features of the programme is its emphasis on putting learning into practice, through seminars in acting, design and directing, through workshops with professional theatre companies, and through the option of internships with arts organisations and professional placements in Year Three.
This programme gives you the opportunity to study two closely-related subjects - Gaeilge (Irish) and Léann an Aistriúcháin (translation Studies) - in one university degree through the medium of Irish. Students study key aspects of Irish language literature, folklore and song, covering the period from the middle ages to the present day, as well as the Irish language as a language of translation. On completion, you will have acquired a broad knowledge of the Irish language and of its heritage and practical use as a spoken and written language.
In the Léann an Aistriúcháin section of the course, students study the theoretical and practical aspects of translating from one language to another. They will be taught the art of translation, with special emphasis on the Irish language as a target language.
This innovative and highly flexible Languages degree allows you to study two languages, with the possibility of taking another language at Beginner’s Level in the First year. Linguistics, Translation Studies and Media are embedded at all levels of the programme. Literature and culture modules will be available for those students who wish to pursue a teaching career so that they will fulfil the requirements of the Teaching Council.
Year 3 of the programme is a structured year abroad, involving study at partner institution(s) or a combination of study at a partner institution and work placement.
Students may take short introductory courses in Chinese and modules in Latin will also be available.
History is about the study and interpretation of past events and their significance for understanding ourselves and our contemporary world. The BA in History is a single honours or denominated degree, which means that students take only History for second year and for the final year of the programme.
In first year, students follow the BA (Omnibus) programme, combining History with two other subjects. You should choose these subjects carefully. Consider taking subjects that complement History, for example, a language, or a subject such as English, Classics or Archaeology, which will prove useful in providing you with reading sources, collating facts and developing a good writing style.
In the second and final years of the programme, a more specialized focus on historical subjects is provided. A range of modules relating to Ireland, Europe, America and the wider world is provided, with most available in both Irish and English.
The BA in Mathematics and Education is a four-year, fulltime honours degree programme which incorporates a teacher training qualification and opportunities for practical teaching experience throughout the four years of its duration.